This tutorial shows how to flash Samsung mobile firmware on a Samsung device using Odin3 flash tool on Windows computer.
Before you proceed with the firmware flashing process make sure to follow the below preparation steps for smoother flashing process.
- If possible backup all of your important data stored on your phone to a safe place like a computer.
- Your Samsung Smartphone should have at least 60-70% battery to perform the flashing process. It is highly essential as if the phone runs out of battery in between the flashing process, it can brick your device.
- If you have Samsung Kies installed on your computer and it is running in the background, it is recommended to kill it to avoid interfering with Odin Flash Tool.
Flash Samsung Stock ROM Firmware using Odin
Step 1: Download and install Samsung USB Drivers on your windows computer. It allows Odin to detect the Samsung device to proceed with the Stock ROM flashing process. Skip this step if you already have installed Samsung USB Driver on your computer.
Step 2: Download and extract Samsung Stock firmware suitable for your device model from here (If you have already downloaded, then you can ignore this step). After extracting, you will see the files as shown in the image below. If your firmware contains just one .tar.md5 file, follow the instructions listed here.
Step 3: Download and extract Samsung Odin Downloader Tool on your computer from here. After extracting, you will see the files as shown in the image.
Step 4: Power off your Samsung Smartphone by long pressing the Power button and tapping on “Power off“.
Step 5: Once the device is off, you have to boot it into Download Mode. To boot into Download Mode, press and hold Volume Down, Home and Power buttons simultaneously together. When the phone vibrates, release the Power button but keep holding Volume Down and Home buttons until you see a Warning screen.
Step 6: As shown in the Warning screen, press Volume Up button to Continue.
Step 7: Now, open Odin3 and connect your phone to the computer using a USB data cable.
Step 8: Once you have connected the phone to computer, Odin3 Tool should automatically recognize the device and show “Added!!” Message in the Log tab. Also, you should see a COM port under ID:COM.
Step 9: Now click on BL button and select the BL file from the firmware folder that you have extracted in Step #2.
Step 10: Now click on AP or PDA button and select the AP file from the firmware folder.
Step 11: Now click on the CP button and select the CP file from the firmware folder.
Step 12: Now click on the CSC and select the CSC file from the firmware folder.
Step 13: Now, click on the Start button to begin the flashing process.
Step 14: Once you see the Green Pass Message your device should reboot and you are safe to disconnect the device from computer.
Step 15: The first boot may take up to 6-8 minutes. If it takes longer, then your device is stuck at boot (boot loop). In this case, boot your device into Stock Recovery Mode. To boot into Stock Recovery Mode, press and hold the Volume Up, Home and Power buttons simultaneously together. When the phone vibrates, release the Power button while keep holding the Volume Up and Home buttons. The device should boot into Recovery Mode.
Step 16: In Recovery Mode, select Wipe data/factory reset and wipe data. Similarly, choose Wipe cache partition and wipe cache.
Step 17: Now, select Reboot system now to restart your phone.
Step 18: Now, your Samsung device should restart without any issues.